The French Society of Perfumers (SFP) is now accepting submissions for its International Perfumer-Creator Award. The theme for 2021 is ylang ylang, an iconic material of perfumery. Actually, the jury expects candidates to “create a perfume that illustrates this marvelous flower with the most passion, elegance and fragrance diffusion,” as Mr. Roudnitska, the creator of Diorissimo, did with lily of the valley.

Ylang Ylang essence is under threat by regulatory institutions, but its scent and that of its flower are wonderfully unique and a pillar of perfumery,” added the organization.

The competition is open to all persons under the age of 35 (born after January 1, 1986), of any nationality, residing in France or abroad. Participants do not need to be members of the SFP. The award will be given to the creator of a perfume whose olfactive form is distinguished by its original character. Any imitation of known perfumes will be disqualified.

Candidates must send their submission to the SFP office, no later than January 29, 2021, the postmark being taken as proof.

The award will be presented at the SIMPPAR Exhibition [1] which will take place in Paris on June 2-3, 2021.

The winner will retain full ownership of his perfume and its formula and will be allowed to use the title: “Winner of The International Perfumer-Creator Award of the SFP 2021."

The competition rules and regulations are available through the office of the SFP and on its website: